In July, IBEW Local 21 will be changing how we send text messages to our members, retires and other subscribers to our texting service. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Beginning next week, we will be texting questions to everyone who receives text messages from IBEW 21. We ask that you reply to the text questions you receive from us.Your replies will allow us a smoother transition and give us the opportunity to update our records prior to the change. Until the changeover is complete please continue to call the IBEW Local 21 Hotline 630-415-2711 and check your email for news updates.
We appreciate your help and patience during the conversion. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
Thursday May 23, 2013 -
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation, the weekend also marks the beginning of grilling season. Read the AFL-CIO, Union Plus and the Chicago Federation of Labor's suggestions on how to kick off your summer with a great start with union-made food and beverages. Also the National Safety Council released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Council estimates 407 traffic fatalities and another 43,500 medically consulted injuries may occur over the traditional summer kick-off weekend from motor vehicle collisions. Read more on both stories by clicking the headline above.
Tuesday May 7, 2013 - 4:00pm (C.S.T.) – The membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council T-3 (IBEW SCT-3) employed by AT&T have voted to accept the tentative agreement that was reached on March 26, 2013. The new four-year agreement covers over 6,500 employees working nationwide for the company. Read more by clicking on the headline above.
April 22, 2013 – The latest issue of Frontline is hot off the presses read it now by clicking the headline above. We remind all members to work safely. If you are restoring service to customers after the most recent storms make sure to use all of your safety equipment. The danger you can’t see could be the most serious.
If you have pictures of storm damage and IBEW Local 21 members restoring service please send them to email@example.com and we may post them online or in a future issue of Frontline. Remember, “No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely.”
April 12, 2012 - A new tentative agreement has been reached between IBEW Local 21 and Comcast covering their employee’s working in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. Their current agreement expired on April 30, 2012. More details on the agreement can be found by clicking the headline above.
Monday April 8, 2013-Today a wage and benefit aid was added to the IBEW Local 21 website. It contains information that illustrates benefit increases and compounded wage increases over the life of the 2013 AT&T tentative agreement. Get more information by attending a contract overview meeting they begin tomorrow. To view the document click click the headline above.
A new link containing detailed language changes in the 2013 Tentative Agreement with AT&T has been added to the IBEW Local 21 website. The document may take some time to load. When viewing the PDF it is best to let the entire document download before changing pages. View the document by clicking on the headline above. An AT&T contract overview will be given at the April Unit meetings. All members are encouraged to attend and be prepared for a long meeting. We understand that many of you will have questions and comments. All members are asked to be patient so all of the material can be covered and your questions can be answered.
April 1, 2013 - View a copy of the summary by clicking the headline above. An informational meeting to discuss the agreement will be held on April 8th at 630 p.m. at Fatty's Bar & Grill located at 1312 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, Illinois.
The law regulating telecommunications providers in Illinois is set to expire this year. The Illinois Legislature will be looking to make changes to the regulations based on the information it receives from all interested parties.
IBEW Local 21 leaders began meeting with members of the legislature to discuss the Illinois Telecom Rewrite. Their message to the legislators was clear. Quality communications in Illinois depends on the highly skilled unionized jobs our IBEW members perform for our customers in Illinois.
Telecom providers have started their lobbying efforts to sway the Illinois legislature. Many representatives are only hearing one side of the story. They haven't heard from the thousands of workers who maintain Illinois’ telecommunications infrastructure.
They need to hear from you. They need to understand protecting your job is essential in maintaining quality communications in Illinois. We ask that you call them now. For more information please click here.
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